Issue #46


by Juan Carlos Lope

2008 Sacramento Pro Photos and Results

2008 Sacramento Pro Review

2008 San Francisco
Photos and Results

2008 San Francisco

20 Questions with Cover Model Kandi Allen

Video Interview with IFBB Figure Mascha Tieken

Nina Moe (Norway) Interview
by Anne Pietila

Kandi Allen, Aleisha Hart, Chelsey Morgenstern, Tracey Toth, Cheryl Faust

Video Interview with NPC Figure Joni Neilson

Ask Misty Green
by Misty Green

Video Interview with NPC Bodybuilding Tracey Toth

Ephedrine: What’s the Big Deal?
by Jean Jitomir PhD

A Competitor's Life in Croatia
by Zrinka Korac

Video Interview
with IFBB Bodybuilder Betty Viana


Editorial by Juan Carlos Lopez

Now it has been a long year but it is not over yet. There are only 3 more shows for the HardFitness schedule and we hope that they produce excellent results.

Bikini Division?

There has been a lot of talk about a physique division, a more muscular figure. Physique is very well known in Europe and South America. But the USA has never accepted such an idea. This year there was a lot of talk specially on the east coast about venturing into this division at one New York show in November. Even competitors had been told by some officials that they would fare better on this new division.

After sometime it was quiet and after the Olympia the new idea was now a bikini division. Promoters, officials and judges all alike spoke about it. There hasn't been much specific information but it seems most bikini division will be held initially at local shows. There has been a lot of talk about this bikini division. Most competitors don't like it because it would mean to allow people that are not in shape and haven't done any work to get on that stage. Its a pride matter but they have to realize it is a business for the NPC. Photographers don't like to work more shooting this whole bikini division. We can always see it in a good way because hopefully can find new models to shoot but most physique photographers are going to miss shooting a competitor with muscles. Also sponsors may want to target fit people mostly, but in all regards the more people are at the shows the better so it won't affect sponsors much. Print magazines may not want to include anything at all since there is so much content already with figure.

We will see as time passes by what happens but at least on my personal opinion I just want to see what the cat can drag in...


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